Minors in Slavic Languages and Literatures
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers three undergraduate minor options.
The minor is designed for students who, while pursuing a major in another program, seek a comprehensive introduction to Russian culture through Russian language courses, a combination of minimal proficiency in Russian and courses in the history of Russian culture, or a multidisciplinary introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. Students seeking a Slavic minor are encouraged to take advantage of the Bing Overseas Studies Program in Moscow. Students who have chosen one of the minor programs in Russian may use 5 units of IHUM 28A,B, Poetic Justice: Order and Imagination in Russian Culture, with a grade of 'B' or better towards their electives.
MINOR IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
PrerequisitesThe minor option in Russian Language requires completion of second year Russian, or the equivalent, as determined by the results of the Language Center placement examination.
RequirementsCandidates for the B.A. degree with a minor option in Russian Language must complete 24 units of Russian language and literature courses according to the following distribution:
12 to 15 units of Russian language:
SLAVLANG 111, 112, 113. Third year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 177, 178, 179. Fourth year Russian language
The remaining 9-12 units should be chosen from SLAVGEN 145, 146, 147, 148; SLAVLIT 187, 188; other courses offered by the department, or, with the approval of the department's Chair of Undergraduate Studies, courses in history, politics, linguistics, or other relevant programs.
MINOR IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
PrerequisitesThe minor option in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture requires completion of first year Russian, or the equivalent, as determined by the results of the Language Center placement examination.
RequirementsCandidates for the B.A. degree with the minor option in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture must complete 28 units according to the following distribution:
A minimum of 16 units of courses on literature and culture including two from the SLAVGEN 145, 146, 147, 148 sequence (Russian Literature in English Translation), or one from the SLAVGEN 145, 146, 147, 148 sequence and one from the SLAVLIT 187, 188 sequence.
12 units of elective courses either in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures or, with the approval of the Slavic Department's Chair of Undergraduate Studies, in other relevant programs dealing with Russian culture, politics, society, and history.
MINOR IN RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES
The minor in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies offers students the opportunity to choose courses offered by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (subject code REES) in various departments for their minor.
RequirementsCandidates for the B.A. degree with the minor option in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies must complete 28 units according to the following distribution:
- Two core courses: one on Russia and one on Eastern Europe or Eurasia, to be chosen by the student from an annual list of qualifying courses issued by CREEES for their M.A. students.
- At least four additional REES courses, totaling at least 20 units.
- The student's core and additional courses must include 9 units of course work in the Slavic Department, either literature courses or Russian language in the third year or above. Courses must be distributed among at least three disciplines, such as Slavic, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Economics, Religious Studies, and Sociology. The Slavic Chair of Undergraduate Studies determines which courses qualify for the minor.
- A capstone experience in CREEES, including, but not limited to, one of the following:
- a departmental seminar course for advanced undergraduates.
- directed reading and research with a Stanford faculty member or a CREEES-approved resident or visiting scholar.
- participation in the Stanford Overseas Studies Program in Moscow or Berlin.
Foreign LanguageThe Slavic/REES minor has no language requirement, but students are strongly encouraged to attain working competence in Russian or another relevant language. Courses at the third-year level or above in Russian or another language of Central Asia, the Caucasus, or Eastern Europe may be counted towards the Slavic/REES minor, up to a maximum of 3 units per academic quarter, 9 units total.
Additional InformationCourses taken at Stanford overseas campuses in Moscow and Berlin may count towards the REES minor, with the approval of the Slavic Chair of Undergraduate Studies; at least three courses for the minor must be taken in residence at Stanford.
Approval of Slavic Chair of Undergraduate StudiesStudents interested in pursuing the Slavic/REES minor should consult the Slavic Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
MINOR IN MODERN LANGUAGES
The Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages offers a minor in Modern Languages. This minor draws on literature and language courses offered in this and other literature departments. See the "Literatures, Cultures, and Languages" section of this bulletin for further details about this minor and its requirements.